Brinas Bout with Weight

My weight loss journey I am determined to meet my goal....

My Profile

  • Name: Brina
  • City: Laveen
  • Region: Arizona
  • Country: United States

My Weight Loss

Height: 157.5cm
Start weight: 175.00lb
Current weight: 162.00lb
Goal weight: 130.00lb
Lost to date: 13.00lb
Remaining: 32.00lb

My Calendar

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This is my typical weekly workout regimen. I stray from it sometimes, but for the most part this is what I do. My exercises change often I don't want my body getting used to anything!

Cardio Machines: Spinning Bike, Stationary Bike, Treadmill, Stairmaster, Elliptical, or Treadclimber.

Cardio              60 minutes
Strength            Arms/ Shoulders
Core/ Abs
Cardio              60 minutes
Strength            Back/ Chest
Cardio              75 minutes
Strength            45-60 min. circuit
Cardio              40 minutes
Strength            Legs/ Glutes
Cardio              90 minutes
Strength            None
Active Activity:
Bike Riding
Walk outside
My routine varies throughout the week I may decide to do a muscle group on a different day, but my muscle groups are all worked out within the week. I have a heart rate monitor and I do my cardio at 85% of my maximum heart rate.

Milestone Marker...




Hit my milestone today.... yes! 162 pounds. I have lost 30 pounds to date since December 11, 2007.

Hell Yes!

I am so excited, I can barely contain myself. Next goal is a mini one 159 pounds, so I need to lose three more pounds in order to be in my 150's (I haven't seen that weight since before my youngest daughter was born! Wow! I lost 30 pounds in 78 days including the holidays (that is serious business ) I am so proud of myself. It took 11 weeks and 1 day. I averaged 2.73 pounds a week. Awesome!

Today just may be a good day after all. I feel good and I intend to eat good. I had a great workout this morning - my workout buddy and I really worked it out this morning ! Though, I may feel like dying later on tonight from soreness! I still feel good.

Quote for this blog: Never understimate the power of you.

Me Against the Machine....

I wrote this poem this morning....

I’m a warrior princess, armed in all pink
At 5 am
I stand before the giant
With sleep in my eyes
And resolve within my heart
I ascend….
I climb and I stride
My heart is beating faster, my pulse is racing
My steps are swift, sweat is falling
I can barely hold on
Panting and gasping, for the breath of life
Count: 59, 58, 55, 50 minutes
Hold on….
Relief is in the wings
I rise to the occasion and hit my stride
It’s the warrior in me
My body is immersed
The air is humid
Mouth parched,
Water is so far away,
My legs are buckling
Count: 22, 21, 20, 15 minutes
My composure intact
With everything inside of my warrior body
I press on,
My limbs are shaking
I am filled with fatigue
Count: 5 more minutes
4 minutes
3 minutes
I want to press the button
Lower the incline
Decrease the speed
Count: 60 seconds
I am almost complete
A smile is forming
And I am satisfied
Proud of my victory
Body shaking
I am smiling….
My breath returns
Me against the machine
I win
Warrior princess indeed!


Being healthy is hard, I am surrounded by skinny people and it makes me feel like a fat sloppy pig. The people that aren't skinny, just don't give a damn about their weight and that frustrates me (trust me, I know it's not by business). I work in an office where there is chocolates, cakes, cheesecake, candy or some other kind of weakness at every corner.  It is so HARD to resist temptation. Everything is a huge ordeal, getting to the gym, getting through the workout, and then going to bed and trying to do it all over again. I don't feel comfortable in my skin, when half naked women are running around all the time.

I try so hard to be proud of myself and what I've accomplished so far but I really want to curl up with a pint of chocolate ice cream, a brownie, and a Starbucks frappucino. So last week, I relapsed bigtime and luckily I didn't gain anything mainly I think because I was still in the gym. I can't find anything to replace my love of Coke. I hate diet sode and I know it's empty calories but I love it so much. I'm getting frustrated by all of it. I don't want to stop, I want results and I want them NOW!!!! I'm creeping up on some milestones though and I am excited about that! I am about to hit 30 pounds lost (3 to go) and in 6 pounds, I'll be in my 150's which I haven't even thought about in 9 years. That excites me, I'll be even more excited when I get there.

On a happier note, and away from my tirade. The Biggest Loser comes on tonight and I am so excited, that show manages to motivate me to hit the gym hard the next day.  So hip hip hoorah for The Biggest Loser

My first post.....

This is my very first post, I started my journey with losing weight a couple of times in 2007 but to no avail. This year will be different. I starting exercising and changing the way I eat on December 11, 2007 at a starting weight of 192. Today with a little over two months under my belt, I weigh 164. I attribute alot of my weight loss to my husband and The Biggest Loser show.

My husband is a devoted fitness specialist. He believes in keeping your body and health in order and they will reward you later on in life. I wanted to be able to talk to him about it as well as be "arm candy" like he is for me.

The Biggest Loser motivates me because these people are mostly morbidly obese and they are motivated enough to lose weight, if they can do it so can I.

My regimen consists of initial calorie counting and retraining my body to enjoy healthier foods. I eat between 1300-1550 calories a day and I workout 4-6 times a week.

It's a constant struggle but it's paying off. I have a pair of jeans on that I have never been able to fit. It feel great, more than great to see my hard work paying off.